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Religious Studies & Theology in United Kingdom

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Religious studies and theology usually focus on a certain religion such as Christianity, Judaism or Islam. However, also inter-religious studies such as comparative religion are offered by academic degrees that lead to careers in education, religion, charity, or community service.

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172 Religious Studies & Theology Master's degrees in United Kingdom

M.A. Religion in Global Politics

The MA Religion in Global Politics from SOAS University of London is designed to appeal to policy-makers, analysts, journalists and researchers in either international, national or regional institutions and organisations engaged in policy formation, inter-religious dialogue and community development, social work, development, conflict resolution, peace building or diversity management. 

Faculty of Arts and Humanities
MTh, MSc Theology in History

This flexible programme in Theology in History from The University of Edinburgh looks at the Christian past from a variety of perspectives – theological, philosophical and historical – and provides options for special study of themes from the early church to modern times.

College of Humanities & Social Science
MTh, MSc Biblical Studies

The Biblical Studies programme from The University of Edinburgh is for students who wish to develop expertise in biblical studies, including those who want to prepare for a PhD. Its emphasis is on adding depth and breadth to expertise in biblical languages.

College of Humanities & Social Science
M.Sc. Science and Religion

The dedicated Masters programme in Science and Religion from The University of Edinburgh is highly distinctive in European universities. It aims to inform and engage with the debate in depth, looking at it from scientific, philosophical, historical, ethical and theological perspectives.

College of Humanities & Social Science
M.A. Theology

One of the big strengths of The University of Exeter's Theology MA is how well it matches the current research interests of our academic staff. That means you get the maximum benefit of our expertise whichever module options you choose. 

College of Humanities
MTh Church History

The programme offers a high quality student experience through a strong programme of study within the field of Church History, encouraging the student to explore in depth a range of topics relating to the history of the Christian church from its inception to the present.

M.A. Christian Theology (Catholic Studies)

This course focuses on the Catholic theological tradition in particular, within the more general context of Christian theology. Durham is developing a strong emphasis on a renewed engagement with contemporary Catholicism, and now boasts a Centre for Catholic Studies and the Bede Chair in Catholic Theology.

Department of Theology and Religion
M.A. Russian and Theological Studies (With a year abroad)

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Russian and Theological Studies (With a year abroad) programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
M.A. Canon Law

This study of Roman Catholic Canon Law grew from an interest in canon law outside of ecclesiastical circles and within the church since the Second Vatican Council and subsequent revision of canon law. The programme attracts civil lawyers, theologians, priests, people engaged in parish work and religious education and people working on marriage tribunals.

Theology
M.A. Hebrew and Middle East Studies

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Hebrew and Middle East Studies programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
Postgraduate Certificate Philosophy of Religion and Ethics

The Philosophy of Religion and Ethics programme at the University of Leeds addresses fundamental questions in the philosophy of religion and ethics and will be taught entirely online.

Faculty of Arts
M.A. International Relations and Theological Studies

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) International Relations and Theological Studies programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
M.A. Christian Ministry

This MA is designed for lay and ordained Christians with significant experience of working (paid or volunteer) in churches, mission agencies, or not-for-profit organisations (faith-based or secular), enabling you to engage theologically and strategically with the contemporary world.

M.A. Theology and Religion

Theology and religion is a diverse subject area, employing a wide variety of methodological approaches in its discourse. It is not only growing in academic significance, but it is also a living, active area of study that engages communities of faith, politicians and those working in non-academic contexts.

Department of Theology and Religion
Postgraduate Certificate Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Religious Education)

The PGCE Religious Education programme is set in the heart of London. The department works in close partnership with schools in designing, delivering and assessing our programme. You will have the opportunity to work with tutors who are actively engaged in research and are encouraged to take a critical view of policies and practice.

Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy
M.A. Religious Studies

This is a broad programme for anyone interested in the academic study of religion. Students take five taught modules each assessed by a 5,000 word essay.

Department of Religious Studies
M.Phil. Theology

The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Theology degree offers more extensive study of a particular field of theology at an advanced level, with rigorous training in relevant research methods and a period of scholarly research and writing.

M.A. Contemporary Religion

The MA Contemporary Religion course is a varied and exciting programme with two routes to choose from; a research route, for those considering an academic career in the study of religion, and a professional route to give you an advantage in any field of expertise.

M.A. Christian Ministry

The MA in Christian Ministry has been specially developed to meet the needs of Christian ministers, predominantly those working in local churches.

Department of Theology, Philosophy and Religious Studies
Postgraduate Certificate Secondary Religious Education PGCE

School Direct (Tuition Fee) is a route into teaching at both primary and secondary levels. Trainees join other student teachers on the established Religious Education PGCE programme at the UCL Institute of Education (IOE), whilst undertaking their teaching experience at their host school or alliance.

Institute of Education
M.A. Christian Education and Leadership M.Ed.

The Masters in Christian Education and Leadership is a new part-time programme which enables education practitioners to carry out M level study that is clearly linked to developing their professional practice in schools, academies or colleges in order to support their journey as Christian educators and school leaders. 

M.Phil. Philosophical Theology

The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Philosophical Theology is intended to provide you with detailed knowledge of philosophical theology, its history and a cognate area of philosophy, with the opportunity to hone your skills in research and in written and oral argument in these subjects.

M.A. Biblical Interpretation

The programme offers a high-quality student experience through a unique programme of study taught by a range of experts within the field of Biblical Studies, encouraging the student to explore in depth a range of topics relating to the Bible, both from historical and contemporary perspectives.

M.A. Religious Arts of Asia

This is the only history of art and archaeology degree in Europe focused on the great religious traditions of Asia. The MA Religious Arts of Asia programme at SOAS University of London includes within its scope diverse countries, regions and time periods from antiquity to the present, with a particular emphasis on Buddhism in South, Central and Southeast Asia, the Himalayas, China, Korea and Japan. 

MTh/PgDip/PgCert Theology

Reflect critically on your professional practice in our one-year programme designed to support ministry and other professional development.

Cardiff School of History, Archaeology and Religion
M.Phil. Eastern Christian Studies

The MPhil in Eastern Christian Studies is a two-year degree which is intended to give you experience in reading and interpreting a wide range of Eastern Christian texts in one of three options - Greek, Armenian with Greek, or Syriac with Greek. All students also prepare a 30,000 word thesis. This degree can be a stand-alone qualification or preparation for doctoral research.

Postgraduate Certificate Spiritual and Religious Care in Health and Social Care

Current health and social care frameworks regard spiritual care as an essential component of health and wellbeing and all health and social care professionals should assess and respect the spiritual and religious beliefs of patients and their carers. But what does that mean? This certificate programme enables health and social care professionals to draw from their own professional experience and to gain knowledge and skills of the multicultural, ethical, legal and safe provision of spiritual and religious care in practice.

School of Critical Studies
Mth Ministry Studies (Aberdeen)

The University of Aberdeen has trained Christian ministers since it was founded in 1495 by Bishop William Elphinstone who devoted learning to ‘the pursuit of truth in the service of others.’ The new flexible Master of Theology in Ministry Studies programme has been designed to enable church leaders to reflect deeply upon the theology and practice of Christian ministry in today’s world.

M.A. Theology and Religion

The MA in Theology and Religion serves both the specific needs of students focussed on progressing towards doctoral research and those of students looking to continue relatively broad-based studies in Theology and Religion to Level four, perhaps in support of a career in teaching.

Department of Theology and Religion
M.A. Classical Studies and Theological Studies

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Classical Studies and Theological Studies programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Classics
M.A. MA Abrahamic Religions

When Heythrop introduced a BA in Abrahamic Religions, in 2007, it was the first such degree in the world. We believe that this MA is similarly unique. If you have a first degree – not necessarily in theology or religious studies – and you wish to extend your understanding of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, this new MA may suit you. It is likely to attract teachers, religious ministers, Imams, Rabbis, community leaders, civil servants and all those who are interested in Abrahamic religions and dialogue between them.

Theology
M.A. Christian Theology

This course involves the study of historical and systematic theology across a range of Christian perspectives. Durham has long-established strengths in both Greek and Latin patristics, the medieval Church and Reformation, contemporary Catholic and Anglican theology, theological ethics, and philosophical theology.

Department of Theology and Religion
M.A. Biblical Studies and German

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Biblical Studies and German programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
M.A. Buddhist Studies

The MA Buddhist Studies suits students with different academic backgrounds and prospective personal objectives, from those interested in broadening their knowledge of Buddhism as a whole or of specific Buddhist traditions to those intending to embark on language-based research or fieldwork among Buddhist communities.

Faculty of Arts and Humanities
M.A. Hebrew and Mathematics

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Hebrew and Mathematics programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
Postgraduate Certificate Secondary Religious Education

There’s currently a shortage of religious education teachers. If this is a subject you’re knowledgeable and passionate about, our Secondary Religious Education PGCE could open the door to a great career. The Secondary Religious Education programme is offered at Birmingham City University.

School of Education
M.Res. Study of Religions

The MRes is a new programme of study, appropriate for all those seeking to further their knowledge of religion through multidisciplinary study and research. It is aimed at individuals with keen research skills who are interested to explore particular aspects of religious traditions by means of rigorous academic study. 

M.Phil. Buddhist Studies

This two-year degree aims to give you a comprehensive training in one of the main Buddhist canonical languages, along with in-depth explorations of Buddhist history, philosophy, and literature. You will choose to specialise in Sanskrit, Classical Tibetan, or Classical Chinese, and may select another of these languages as an optional subject. 

M.A. Religions and Education

This flexible distance learning course is aimed at teachers of religious education and related subjects within different education systems, and those working with young people in a faith or belief context. The Warwick MA course aims to meet the needs of those working in different education systems, and reflects the varied approaches to religious diversity and education utilised by Warwick Religions and Education Research Unit (WRERU). Some previous experience of religious studies at higher education level is preferred but not required. Each application is looked at on its own merits.

M.A. Mediaeval History and Theological Studies

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Mediaeval History and Theological Studies programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
M.A. Systematic Theology

Systematic Theology offers the opportunity to study Theology in depth. In times of change, the need to think through the fundamentals of Christian Theology - or how theology works - has never been more pressing. King's College Londone attracts students from Europe and the US, and from the new and thriving contexts of world Christianity.

Faculty of Arts & Humanities
M.A. Comparative Literature and Hebrew

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Comparative Literature and Hebrew programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
M.A. Russian and Theological Studies

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Russian and Theological Studies programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
M.A. Theology and Religious Studies

The MA Contemporary Religion course is a varied and exciting programme with two routes to choose from; a research route, for those considering an academic career in the study of religion, and a professional route to give you an advantage in any field of expertise.

Postgraduate Diploma Theology & Religious Studies

This course is designed as a bridge from undergraduate to master's study and may be used as a qualifying programme for study at MA level. It offers a flexible structure where you can select modules from Theology, Religion in the Contemporary World and Religion, Philosophy & Ethics.

Faculty of Arts & Humanities
M.Res. Inter-religious Relations

The Inter-religious Relations Master of Research degree from University of Birmingham is a research programme with some provision for taught modules. It studies religions in their historical and contemporary development, giving special attention to geographical spread, theological complexity and cultural influence. Recognising that the great religions have developed in relation to one another, it explores the affinities between them, their mutual indebtedness, their differences, the clashes their encounters have produced, and contemporary issues around religion, politics and peacebuilding.

Department of Theology and Religion
M.A. Modern History and New Testament

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Modern History and New Testament programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
M.A. Greek and Hebrew

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Greek and Hebrew programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
M.Res. Islamic Studies

The MRes Islamic Studies is a dynamic and exciting programme of study, appropriate for all those seeking to further their knowledge in the multidisciplinary academic fields associated with the study of Islam. It is programme that is divided into a 60 credit taught part and a Dissertation of 120 credits amounting to up to 30,000 words in total.

M.Res. Religion and Culture

The Master of Research degree in Religion and Culture offered by University of Birmingham is a research programme with some provision for taught modules. It offers a framework within which you can develop knowledge and skills in the social, cultural and theological study of religion and lived faith in contemporary society. Depending on your individual interests, studies can include formal religions, alternative/’New Age’ spiritualities, or alternative sources of meaning that are not conventionally thought of as ‘religious’. You can also study religion in different regional contexts, looking at anthropological, sociological, historical and cultural issues.

Department of Theology and Religion
M.A.Res. Philosophy and Religion

This Philosophy and Religion at Bangor University is a research degree that can be studied through distance learning. It has a duration of one year (full-time) or three years (part-time). The programme is tailor-made to suit your interests in consultation with the areas of expertise offered by the School. It comprises one dissertation of 50,000 words (180 credits).

School of Philosophy and Religion
M.A. French and Hebrew (With a Year Abroad)

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) French and Hebrew (With a year abroad) programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
M.A. Religion and Public Life

Religion and faith are major influences on social, cultural and political life around the world. The Religion and Public Life programme at the University of Leeds draws on a range of perspectives to study the public roles of religious communities and individuals.

Faculty of Arts
M.A. Biblical Studies and Economics

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Biblical Studies and Economics programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
M.A. Geography and Hebrew

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Geography and Hebrew programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
M.A. Biblical Studies and Film Studies

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Biblical Studies and Film Studies programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
M.A. Religion, Politics and Society (PGDip/ PGCert)

This new Religion, Politics and Society programme from University of Birmingham examines the major themes around the role of religion in politics and international relations in the contemporary world and allows you to research the role of religion in society and politics, looking at both domestic and transnational contexts.  

Department of Theology and Religion
M.Res. Religious Experience

The MRes is an exciting new study, appropriate for all those seeking to further their knowledge in the multidisciplinary academic fields associated with the study of religious experience. It consists of 60 credits of taught modules and a Dissertation of 120 credits amounting to up to 30,000 words in total.

M.A. Philosophy and Religion

The MA Philosophy and Religion degree offered by Heythrop College, University of London explores the dynamics of the constant interplay between philosophical and theological issues, and the consequences which flow from this for practical living. It incorporates reflection on religion from both philosophical and theological perspectives and addresses questions such as religious fulfilment and ethical motivation as raised in the classical Christian tradition and in modern analysis.

Philosophy